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HBO Series Dominate 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations

By Jacob Klein on Jul 18, 2013 to HBO News

Emmy-HBOEvery year HBO seems to dominate the Emmy Awards.  This year looks to be no different with nods to Girls, The Newsroom, Veep and of course Game of Thrones alone nabbing 16 nominations.  I think my favorite category is that of “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: 100% HBO property, baby!  Here’s a look at some of the major award categories where you’ll want to root for your favorite HBO actors, actresses, directors and series:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Jeff Daniel, “The Newsroom”

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

 

Outstanding Variety Series

“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
“Real Time With Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”

 

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

“American Horror Story: Asylum”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“The Bible”
“Phil Spector”
“Political Animals”
“Top of The Lake”

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory”
“Girls”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“30 Rock”
“Veep”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire”
Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Morena Baccarin, “Homeland”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

 

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

George Mastras, “Breaking Bad,” “Dead Freight”
Thomas Schnauz, “Breaking Bad,” “Say My Name”
Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey,” Episode 4
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones,” “The Rains Of Castamere”
Henry Bromell, “Homeland,” “Q&A”

 

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire”
Michelle MacLaren, “Breaking Bad,” “Gliding Over All”
Jeremy Webb, “Downton Abbey,” Episode 4
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland,” “Q&A”
David Fincher, “House of Cards”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Driver, “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ed O’Neill , “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Tony Hale, “Veep”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

 

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, “Girls,” “On All Fours”
Paris Barclay, “Glee,” “Diva”
Louis C.K., “Louie,” “New Year’s Eve”
Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family,” “Arrested”
Beth McCarthy-Miller, “30 Rock”

 

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Portlandia”
“Real Time With Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”

So yeah, basically every category HBO could be nominated we see at least one Home Box Office program in the running.  In fact there are other, lesser technical categories not listed here that we’ll update you with when we get that info.

The Primetime Emmys air Sunday, September 22nd on CBS where the winners will be announced.  Congratulations to HBO and in particular first time nominees like Emilia Clarke and Anna Chlumsky.  Go get em, ladies!

For the 13th year in a row… more than any other network:

UPDATE:  HBO released the following press release confirming 108 total nominations, more than any other network this year!

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2013 – HBO received 108 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 13th year in a row, for the upcoming 65th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.

“Game of Thrones” led all HBO nominees with 16 nominations, while “Behind the Candelabra” received 15 nominations, “Phil Spector” received 11 nominations and “Boardwalk Empire” received 10 nominations.

HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include:

*           16 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

*           15 nominations for “Behind the Candelabra,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, 2 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Matt Damon, Michael Douglas) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Scott Bakula), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Steven Soderbergh) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Richard LaGravenese).

*           11 nominations for “Phil Spector,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Al Pacino), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Helen Mirren), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (David Mamet) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (David Mamet).

*           10 nominations for “Boardwalk Empire,” including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Bobby Cannavale) and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten).

*           6 nominations for “The Girl,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Toby Jones), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Imelda Staunton) and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Julian Jarrold).

*           5 nominations for “Ethel,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Rory Kennedy) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Mark Bailey).

*           5 nominations for “Girls,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Adam Driver) and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham).

*           5 nominations for “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” including Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Alex Gibney) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Alex Gibney).

*           5 nominations for “Parade’s End,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Tom Stoppard).

*           5 nominations for “Veep,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky).

*           4 nominations for “Crossfire Hurricane,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

*           4 nominations for “Louis C.K.: Oh My God,” including Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (Louis C.K.) and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Louis C.K.).

*           3 nominations for “The Newsroom,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jeff Daniels) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Jane Fonda).

*           2 nominations for “Enlightened,” including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Laura Dern) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Molly Shannon).

*           2 nominations for “Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

*           2 nominations for “Real Time with Bill Maher,” including Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

*           2 nominations for “2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.”

Other HBO nominees include “An Apology to Elephants,” “Mel Brooks Strikes Back!,” “True Blood,” “VICE,” “The Weight of the Nation for Kids: Quiz Ed!” and “A YoungArts Masterclass.” Also receiving Emmy® nominations were “Game of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience” and the CINEMAX series “Banshee.”

Photo By Morio (photo taken by Morio) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Yay Lena Dunham! Yay Adam Driver! Yay Girls! I can’t stop laughing at GoT’s noms for writing and casting and especially Emilia Clarke. She’s practically unwatchable when compared to Michelle Fairely, Lena Heady, and even Natalie Dormer. Dinklage is deserving, but I’d have liked to have seen them honor someone else equally as outstanding – Charles Dance, Nikolaj, Alfie Allen, anyone… My votes go to Bobby Cannivale & to Maggie Smith (sorry HBO).

  • Guest

    game of thrones actually got 17 nominations. a lot of news sources are posting 16. here are GOT’s nominations
    -Outstanding Drama Series-Emilia Clarke as Supporting Actress
    -Peter Dinklage as Supporting Actor
    -Diana Rigg as Guest Actress
    -Writing in a Drama series
    -Art Direction, single camera
    -Oustanding Casting for a Drama
    -Cinematography, single camera
    -Costumes
    -Editing, single camera
    -Hairstyling, single camera
    -Makeup, single camera, non-prosthetic
    -Makeup, prosthetic
    -Sound Editing
    -Sound Mixing, one hour
    -Special Visual Effects
    -Interactive Program

  • I predict that HBO will pick up the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Male Role” Emmy this year. Bold, I know.

  • Nahojism

    Either Bobby Cannavale or Peter Dinklage will win their nomination, it’s a tie in my book though… Both have put up awesome performances.

  • Jef Dinsmore

    Hey, how did you beat me at this post from the West Coast? You can’t say we are not on top of the news around here.

    It is an impressive showing from HBO!










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